Additional Health Concerns

AKC Canine Health Foundation grants are categorized by Research Program Area and grant applications must be submitted in response to the Request for Proposals (RFP) for each area.

The Foundation is striving to add depth to our research portfolio in the health areas our constituents consider to be of greatest importance. Research Program Areas allow you to support your concerns broadly. Importantly, an investment in the research program areas of your choice will help make sure important science never goes unfunded.

Within each Program Area or Special Emphasis Area you will find links to view research grants recently funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation. 

Program Areas:


Bloat Initiative

Blood Disease

Canine Athlete Initiative


Dermatology and Allergic Disease



Gastrointestinal Disease

General Canine Health and Obesity

Hepatic Disease

Immunology and Infectious Disease

Lung and Respiratory Disease

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease




Renal Disease

Reproductive Conditions and Disease

Help Future Generations of Dogs

Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.

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